Motivational Monday – 17 Years Ago

Today is a happy day for me – for two reasons…
One … It’s my 17th wedding anniversary, and we both still do…want to be together ’til death do us part.
 Two … I weigh the same as I did on my wedding day and fit back in my wedding dress.  🙂  
The first year I was married I gained 30 pounds and for all but one year I stayed very overweight.  My husband never loved me any different, I gave birth to healthy twins and a healthy baby almost three years later and I’ve been blessed beyond measure with friends and happy times; but I never got control of my eating or was active.  
If you’ve followed my blog for any length of time you know that has changed.  And now, eleven years since the last time I was this size I know there is hope that I’ll never be very overweight again.  
And that makes for one happy married lady!
By the way, my girls knew I was going to do this post (Twin B had to do photography..) and as we were getting busy this weekend I said, “I don’t know if I’ll have time to get my dress out. I’ll just do it next year.”  
Well, Twin A replied, “No.  You need to do it this year, Mom, because next year you’ll be much smaller and it will be too big!” 
Awww….such faith they have in their mom.  Love those girls!! 
Motivation?? Yes!! Both the faith of my kids in my abilities and knowing that if I was finally able to get back into this dress after thinking I’d always be the “fat mom”, then anything is possible.  🙂 

About Leah@MyNewEnding

I'm a 44-year-old wife and mother who begins her day with God and coffee. When my youngest of 3 kids started college I went from a SAHM to a full-time job. I love being an attendance secretary. A lot has gone on since I started this blog in 2009, but one thing remains the same: I will not give up on my health. Join me as I share what that means for the season of life I'm in.
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9 Responses to Motivational Monday – 17 Years Ago

  1. Sarah G says:

    Happy Anniversary!


  2. jesseybell says:

    Happy Anniversary!

    I think you look thinner today than you did 17 years ago – I see lots more collarbone today than in your wedding picture.

    (Your husband looks like such a young kid in your wedding pic!)


  3. Lori says:

    Happy Anniversary – and you look gawgeous in that gown!


  4. Keri Jo says:

    WOW! And you look just as beautiful as you did 17 years ago 🙂
    Happy Anniversary!


  5. Christine says:

    That is amazing motivation Leah, I do not know any other woman that can proclaim that after 17 years and three children they can still fit into their wedding dress!
    You look so beautiful by the way!
    Congratulations on your 17 years of marriage.


  6. Leah says:

    Thank you! Puffed sleeves….our wedding gowns date us, no? 🙂


  7. Leah says:

    Thank you all for compliments…to be fair Inwasnt a thin bride. However, I never thought ai'm fit it again, so it is exciting.


  8. Anonymous says:

    My Beautiful Leah ! You just get prettier and prettier as the years fly by!

    Congrats to hubby for making such a good choice!

    love, MOMa


  9. Wow! You look great Leah! Your hard work is inspiring in many areas!


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